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Rev. David Harness, 66, Indianapolis

Rev. David K. Harness, 66, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at Kindred Hospital South in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Indianapolis.

David was born Nov. 25, 1946, in Beech Grove to George L. and Evelyn P. (Reeves) Harness. He was a 1965 graduate of Southport High School and went on to serve as a private with the U.S. Army National Guard during the Vietnam War.

In 1972, David received a bachelor’s degree in theology from the Apostolic Bible Institute. He was a 1986 graduate of the Insurance Institute and earned a pastoral counseling certification in 2006 from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He retired in 2012 as a regional claims manager for Farm Bureau Insurance in Indianapolis after 32 years of service. Prior to that,he was the chaplain for the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and held the same position for the Perry Township Fire Department. He was also was chaplain emeritus of the Indiana Civil Air Patrol. David was presently the chaplain for the Homecroft Police Department. He also was a pastor at several churches during his lifetime. He was devoted to the doing the Lord’s work.

He was a published author and songwriter and even played a role in the move "Seven Deadly Words." He enjoyed being an advanced ham radio operator, fishing and playing the guitar and piano. David was a fan of the Indianapolis Colts and loved being with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda S. (Thomas) Harness, whom he married Aug. 9, 2009, in Fishers. Also surviving are his children, Rebecca (Ryan) Nordman of Indianapolis, the Rev. Jonathan D. (Buffy) Harness of Morgantown and Ronald Harness of Nashville, Tenn. He will be remembered by his sister, Donna (Ron) Martin of Fairland; 11 grandchildren and one granddaughter on the way.

David was preceded in death by one grandson, David DeWayne Harness.

The Revs. Jonathan D. Harness and David Dugas will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at St. David’s Abundant Life Fellowship Church, 140 E. Washington St. in Morgantown. Friends can call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at the church. Military honors will be presented by the Martinsville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars honor guards after the funeral Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Green Valley Cemetery in Nashville. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions can be made in honor of David to the St. David’s Abundant Life Fellowship Church “Memorial Fund,” 140 E. Washington St., Morgantown, IN 46160.

Condolences can be sent to the Harness family at www.meredith-clark.com.

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  • December 18
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 18
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West